Friday, June 26, 2015

Creative Inspiration - Week 26 2015

Hello all. 

I have been busy this week with a mix of scrapping, studies and looking after kids. 
 I have also had a chance to play around with a bit more of the MME - Wild Berry paper range. 

So here the layout that I have created this week to share.
I have created a layout using another photo of my daughter just before her Graceful Girl performance. The floral papers from this paper range matched perfectly with the colours of her costume. 
I have included a few home made digital cards in the muted grey colours to match in with the grey striped washi tape I have used as my border. 

I found some metallic card stock in my stash that I really wanted to add some sparkle with to my layout. I used a wooden vine template from my stash to create the metallic vines. Must say I quite enjoyed getting some fussy cutting done this week. It was quite therapeutic.

I had a journal date spot from Mad About Scrappin, that matched perfecting with the blues in this paper range. I then had some matching glitter alphas that I have finished off the layout with to create a title. I love the feel of this layout. It looks very feminine and have a lot of dimension with the vines that I have created. 

Once again quite a simple layout using a mix of the floral and plain paper from the MME - Wild Berry range to create this girl layout.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Creative Inspiration - Week 25 2015

Good morning everyone.

Back this week to share with you a very quick layout using some more of the MME Wild Berry paper range I have been sent to play with  from Mad About Scrappin.

So here's the full layout I have created this week to share with you.
I have used some kraft card stock for the base of this layout as I wanted a completely different feel to this layout. More of a home crafty feel. I have then mixed it up with the patterns from this paper range and used a mix of patterns. I must say I love the look of them all on the kraft card stock. 

To add a bit of dimension I have used a mix of chipboard numbers from my stash. I have coloured them all black to tie them all together and mixed up the sizes. They were then all adhered to help frame the bottom of the pattern paper at the bottom. I love mixing black and white with the bold colours of this paper range. I have also added lined paper bag to the layout as I find it adds that little extra without adding too much.  to tie the black of the numbers to the layout I have added the black Polaroid frame. Then added a little bit of sparkle with the fuchsia wire which I wasn't too sure about until the layout all finally came together. By keeping the photo black and white it has then completed the look I was trying to achieve. It also helped me to be able to pull off a pink based layout of my son without it looking too feminine.

I had some kraft coloured tags ion my stash from a previous Mad About Scrappin sale which I have used to create a bit of feature to the layout. I have then added a few matching stickers from my stash to add a bit of dimension and interest to finish off the layout.

Super easy and quite fun to play with.

Well off to get some things sorted for the next kit.

Till next time.

TFL,  M x

Friday, June 12, 2015

Creative Inspiration - Week 24 2015

Oh My Goodness!!! It has been freezing here in Adelaide, South Australia this past week.

Perfect weather though to be scrapping away with some more of the Wild Berry paper range by MME I have been playing with for Mad About Scrappin.

This week I firstly created a few cards from bits and pieces from the product range. 
We have had a few birthday here over the past week so I have been busily creating cards.

Here's the cards I have had fun creating.
Both cards were super easy and quick to make. 
I kept them simple as things have been a little crazy here. 

The first card was for my Auntie's birthday. I stuck with the black and white colours from the paper range on a black card base. I then teamed it up with a silver doily and a large satin ribbon. I then played around with a digital image I have printed onto some canson paper. I then coloured in with some mepxy markers and added some clear dew drops to the centres of some of the flowers. I adhered it to the card using some 3D foam tape to add dimension

The second card was for my daughters friends 8th birthday. I loved the heart pattern from this range. I then played around with this teaming it up with white card stock and a white doily on a recycled card base. I then added a big white satin bow. Once again  I then played around with a digital image I have printed onto some canson paper I hand coloured with my mepxy markers to match the colours of the hearts on the pattern paper. To finish her off I have added a bit of sparkle with some iridescent glitter to her wings. 

 The cards were then finished off with some medium sized alpha stickers to add the greetings I wanted.

Lastly I had fun creating another pocket letter using some of the MME paper range. 
Super fun and bright. Focused on the floral theme of the paper range and teamed it up with the hot pink dots. I managed to find a few washi tapes that worked perfectly with this paper range to finish it off nicely. Cant wait to get it into the post to my pocket pal.

Well off to get some more scrap work done.

Till next week.

TFL, M x

Friday, June 5, 2015

Creative Inspiration - Week 23 2015

Good Morning..

Today I am sharing with you  a layout that I have created using this bright and bold paper range by MME - Wild Berry.

I was very lucky to be sent this paper to play with in this months kit. I couldn't wait to get into it as the colours really just pop out at you.

Here's this weeks layout in full.
Okay.. I have to admit that at first I may have felt a little intimidated by the bold large print of some of the paper range. However once I got cutting it up and mixing it around I found that it really worked well. I have also managed to use up some old tags from my stash that worked well for this. 

I really have layered up the mixed patterns in this layout. They all work so well together. I found some cute arrow tag stickers in my stash too that matched perfectly to add a bit of feature here and there to the layout too. Then tied the date to the page by framing it with a black mini Polaroid frame. super cute to play with. 

You can see the cute bird on a wire washi tape just peeking through there too that I was sent to play with too. I just love it and the colours of the birds work perfectly with this paper range. Helps too to create the whimsical look I wanted to record my daughters crazy birthday party fun. 

Quiet a fun layout to create using some fun paper.

looking forward to sharing more from this paper range.

Get creative. 

TFL, M x

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Creating texture to a layout with ease

With the weather here in Adelaide being cold and miserable it has been the perfect weather to hide away in my scrap area and create.

Now.. I have been busy with many layouts for designs team work using all sorts of scrap booking paper ranges. Just for something different I wanted to just get away from what I have been creating with and make a major mess. So with that all in mind I decided that I wanted to create a layout using no patterned paper at all. 

So here's the full layout once I had finished it.

I love being able to create a base for my layouts. Most of all I love being able to create dimension to the base of my layout. To help me be able to achieve this I have used some Canson  410gsm Pasteboard as the base for my layout.
 Now it was a process that I did over two days to create the base due to the wet weather here. I started with using some Pebeo modelling paste and a leaf mask that I had in my stash. I was kinda rough with the application of the texture paste as I didn't want a perfect finish. Once the texture paste was dry I then gave the whole thing a coat of gesso to give it a good even base to paint over. 

I wanted to be able to create matching embellishments too so I have used some Canson water colour paper to create them. I have kept the colours a little bolder than the base I I didn't want them to get lost in the background. Plus because I was mixing up my own colours I was able to get the colours to match perfectly with the photo I wanted to use.
You can see the texture here that I have created using the modelling paste. The leaves have also been enhanced with how I have applied the paint. I have achieved the enhanced look by firstly applying the light aqua colour I mixed up. Whilst the paint was still wet I then applied a wash of slightly darker aqua. I then blended it all slightly using more water and hat my heat gun drying it as I applied more water.   
As you can see it almost give the base a glow look to the leaves with the lighter colours peaking through. 
Because of the random painting stokes I have done to create the base before I cut out the vines with the leaves they have a tonal mix of colour on them. To finish them off I have randomly stamped a graph stamp on them. This has helped the leaves stand out from the base colour I have created also. 
I loved being able to add so much dimension both with the Pebeo Modelling paste and with the embellishments I had created for this myself.
Once all the main elements of this layout were adhered I started on the embellishing to finish it off.  To tie it all together I have added a little bit of grey and white elements with paper doilies and a couple off graph journal cards I have printed with some digital stamps. 

So when it came time to add in some feminine touches I played around with some of my stamps and some water color paper to create some flowers. Once I had hand cut them I had a play with a few of them with some Mepxy markers to see what would work best with the stamp I had chosen. In the end I have just gone with highlighting the shadows that were on the stamp itself. I found that too much colour with the dove grey staz on was just too much for this layout. I then highlighted the edges randomly of some of the petals with a darker colour so that is slightly bled and then blended it with the lighter colour just slightly.  This has add just a hint of colour which was all I was looking for. 

Products used -
Pebeo Studio Modelling Paste  

Pebeo Studio Acrylics Standard Colours 100ml tubes
-        Colour No. 48 Primary Yellow 
-        Colour No. 49 Primary Cyan 
-        Colour No. 26 Mars Black 
-        Colour No. 41 Vivid White 

Princeton Real Value Set Green Value Pack Camel Brush Set

Pebeo One Coat Gesso

Mepxy Brush Markers 
- V15 Rosebud
- P00 Light Violet
Princeton Catalyst Contours 21 Green Contour  Size 21 
Canson Water Colour Pad A4 
Canson 410gsm Pasteboard 

It has been a while since I have made so much mess creating and must admit I am looking forward to to getting creative like this again soon.

 It was quite refreshing creating my own paper and layout base. 

Thanks for stopping by.
Looking forward to sharing with you all again. 

TFL, Michelle Wallace